Dec 22 - Jan 19
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Even if the last two months had no direct impact on you and it was not as severe as it was for some of your cosmic mates, there may have been a general sense of stress, tension or anxiety. Sometimes that is worse because there is nothing you can put your finger on, with your imagination forced to join the dots in a way that is pure speculation. For everyone, there is a collective sigh of relief moving into August because the conditions aren't just slowly improving. This is a drastic shift, with August as light, optimistic and sunny as the last two months were challenging. Some astrologers have called June and July 2019 'the meat grinder' and I wouldn't disagree. The energy this month couldn't be any more different and to start with, that means a chance to catch your breath. For the first time since October 2017 the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars will all come together in the same area of your chart, not once, but twice but it is where they come together that is so perfect for you. You begin the month with the Sun, Mars and Venus in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, with Mercury's return on 12th August bringing them together for the first time in 20 months. This is a chance to catch your breath and even find time to hear yourself think. Yet it is where this powerful and concentrated planetary pack goes next that is really exciting. It begins with Mars' return to Virgo on 18th August, followed by Venus' return on 21st August, the Sun's return on 23rd August and Mercury's return on 29th August. All the faster moving planets in the solar system will not only end the month in Virgo, giving the launch of your new solar year some serious momentum, but a New Moon on 30th August will be a chance to commit to the journey ahead. This makes it important to make the most of a chance to catch your breath in the early part of the month, making time to hear yourself think.
Week beginning Monday 19th of August 2019
The lines between the past, present and future are definitely blurred this week, but there is a gradual shift throughout the week away from the past and onto the future. It began over the weekend when Mars left a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and returned to Virgo, making him the first planet to reach your sign this year. Returning ahead of the Sun, this gives you a jump on your birthday month and new solar year and a chance to get a feel for what excites you, your passions and drives. This is also giving you a lot more energy and enthusiasm or will, once his influence takes full effect. Because Mars has left so many planets in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, the lines between the past, present and future will remain blurred. However, Mars will be joined by Venus on Wednesday, while it is the Sun's same step that will bring your old solar year to a close and begin your birthday month and new solar year on Friday.
Friday 23rd of August 2019
This is a day where you have one foot in the past and another in the future, for you start the day in your old solar year but end the day with the Sun in Virgo and your birthday month and new solar year underway. At some point during the day, depending on your time zone and where in the world you are one solar year will end and another will begin. However, with two planets already in Virgo and two remaining in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart for a few more days, the lines between the past, present and future will remain blurred.
Virgo's have strong analytical minds, are quick thinking, observant and have keen intellects; because of this Virgo's are generally very methodical and successful in life. The virgin is the astrological symbol of Virgo and, like the true virgin, most Virgo's are shy. Virgo's are also idealistic and when they allow idealism to get out of hand, nothing is accomplished.
Virgo is also ruled by Mercury so they are also great at communication. However, because Virgo is an earth sign their communication skills are often connected with finance and business. Many Virgos are self employed or run things independently. They have a real eye for detail and are perfectionists at heart. They often devote their livelihoods to their careers and won't give up until they are deeply satisfied. Virgos go through everything with a fine tooth comb and are very much connected to service. Because Virgo is also known as a medical sign, many Virgos can go into care work (particularly the females) . Virgos know how to take care of themselves and others on a very professional level
Virgo rules the 6th house which connects to work and health
Virgo's motto is "I analyze"
Virgos find it hard to show their feelings and are sometimes too practical to discuss emotions and feelings. They are excellent critiques and always tell the truth whether you like it or not
Lucky colours for Virgo are blue, yellow and gray.
Their birthstone is the Sapphire. Wearing Sapphire is said to draw upon energies from Mercury, to which the sign is sympathetic. It is also said that Sapphire helps towards lowering fever and inflammation.
Vulnerable parts of the body are the bowels, sinuses, and respiratory system; because of this constipation, colds, flu and general allergies are the most common Virgo complaints.
Virgo's are most compatible with other earth signs: Taurus and Capricorn, and compatible to a lesser extent with water signs: Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces.